The corporate exec who became an M&A banker

ING Barings M&A boss, David Eastlake discusses the leap from First Pacific to investment banking.

How have you found the transition from being at a corporate to being at an investment bank

I was asked that a lot when I first started. People asked how I would cope with clients as opposed to being the client. It actually didn't prove that difficult. Prior to working at First Pacific I used to work at Price Waterhouse and so I was used to dealing with clients.
In terms of what I was doing at First Pacific, I was doing a lot of the MA work as part of a relatively small team in Hong Kong. So I knew the people at ING Barings very well. It was probably the easiest move...

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